A light heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is set once again. The UFC announced earlier this evening that the two veterans would meet at UFC 140.
Verbal agreements are for a match between two of the most accomplished light heavyweights in the sport as Rogerio “Lil Nog” Nogueira will face the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz December 10th at UFC 140 in Toronto.
Nogueira and Ortiz were originally set to meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night in March, but an injury sidelined Ortiz, and Phil Davis fought in his place. (Trivia time: Five months later, Ortiz repaid the favor by stepping in for an injured Davis at UFC 133, an from which Nogueira was also forced to withdraw due to injury.)
Tito was actually rumored to fight Rich Franklin earlier this week, however news broke shortly thereafter that Franklin has to undergo “minor” shoulder surgery next week and will be out of commission for two to three months. Regardless, Tito still has a difficult test in front of him with Lil’ Nog.